AVS autoclaves and furnaces have been used by customers involved in the complex fabrication of various composite materials. Composites involve numerous combinations of materials, sometimes blending drastically different properties to achieve new desirable bulk properties. Composites often consist of fibers of carbon, fiberglass or ceramics, combined with metals, resins or ceramics, where high strength fiber materials contribute toughness to their matrix materials. AVS furnaces are capable of generating the particular temperatures and pressures necessary to produce a great variety of composite materials.